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Free Disney Park Passes – Volunteer A Day, Get A Day

Free Disney Park Passes – Volunteer A Day, Get A Day

The Disney organization is doing it’s part to encourage volunteerism across the USA in 2010.  Disney will be  giving away 1 million one day passes to either it’s  Disney World Florida or Disneyland California parks.  Simply volunteer for one day at an approved organization and you will receive a voucher for a full day park […]

October 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Elderhostel Becomes Exploritas.com

Elderhostel Becomes Exploritas.com

After 35 years of offering exceptional education adventures to the 55+ market, Elderhostels is taking on a new persona and becoming Exploritas.  The not-for-profit educational tour company took a close look at their name and realized they no longer were exclusive to the senior market, and they rarely stayed in hostels.  Their new name more […]

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10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Summer Volunteer Opportunities in the National Parks

Lots of folks find themselves with more time than money this year – and are still hoping for an inspiring summer vacation. It may be the perfect time to volunteer for a restoration project in one of the country’s national parks.  Coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, there are plenty of restoration and conservation projects […]

April 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

So You've Always Wanted to be a "Survivor" – Well, Here's Your Big Chance!

The daydream of surviving on a gorgeous desert island looms large in most of our imaginations.  Let’s face it, that’s why Survivor, Robinson Crusoe and the current CDW Computer TV commercials are such an enormous success.  But while the TV networks tempt us with scripted tropical adventures, the possibility of participating in such a complete […]

November 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
Online Travel Auctions That Benefit Charities

Online Travel Auctions That Benefit Charities

Travel well while doing good! We all know about Priceline, Hotwire and Luxury Link, where you bid for travel arrangements, but here’s a different angle on these traditional travel auctions.  Several online  auction sites offer top notch travel experiences for the benefit of charity. It sort of reminds me of attending a local charity auction […]

September 21, 2008 | By | Reply More
Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

Ritz-Carlton Introduces Voluntourism Programs For Their Guests

I guess you could call this ‘doing good while doing well’. The Ritz-Carlton chain has introduced imaginative volunteer programs in all of its 70 properties worldwide. Leading the way with volunteer programs in the hotel industry and taking voluntourism to a new level is the Ritz Carlton goal. Their “Give Back Getaways” offer hotel guests […]

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